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21st Annual International — American Society of Botanical Artists and Wave Hill

September 08 - December 02, 2018
Glyndor Gallery

Pictured above: Asuka Hishiki, Wave Hill Little Gangsters, Senecio articulatus, Monadenium lugardae, Euphorbia obesa, Glottiphyllum nelii, 2018, watercolor on paper, 7 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Wave Hill is pleased to partner with the American Society of Botanical Artists to present the juried 21st Annual International exhibition that advances the tradition and contemporary practice of botanical art. This collaboration celebrates art that inspires gardeners and the vibrant, burgeoning horticulture at Wave Hill that inspires artists.  ASBA recognizes the power of botanical art to educate, promote ecological awareness and enrich our lives.

Botanical artworks by 47 international artists from the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Russia, Slovenia and the UK are presented. The artists’ renderings of exotic and native flowers, fruits, roots, and trees provide unique points of view with precise attention to detail that astonish and provoke close observation. A number of pieces that highlight specimens found at Wave Hill can be seen in the north gallery. Interpretations of exotic plants continue in the middle gallery, and the south gallery underscores the passage of time associated with autumnal colors and deterioration.

The jurors were Ken Druse, garden lecturer, author, and photographer; Karen Kluglein, botanical artist; and Eileen Jeng Lynch, Curator of Visual Arts, Wave Hill.

Artworks and Catalogue Available for Purchase: 

An illustrated catalogue that includes all of the works, as well as an essay by Ken Druse, is available in The Shop. The original artworks on view are also for sale during the exhibition. All works are framed and available for pick up or delivery after December 4, 2018. For more information, download the illustrated pricelist.

To check artwork availability and to purchase an original, framed, botanical artwork, email jenahb@wavehill.org or call The Shop at Wave Hill at 718.549.3200 x252.

Participating artists:

milly acharya, Natalia Alatortseva, Carrie Di Costanzo, Deborah Kyser Dion, Rosemarie Donnelly, Jean Emmons, Ingrid Finnan, Jane Fisher, Lara Call Gastinger, Florence Gendre, Olga Gudzera, Asuka Hishiki, Wendy Hollender, Rose James, Jamie Jungmin Kim, P. A. Kessler, Karen Kluglein, Patricia Luppino, Ksenia Mamonova, Lucy Martin, Tammy S. McEntee, Tomoko Otomo, Ksenia Panferova, John Pastoriza-Pinol, Patricia Dale Pittard, Linda Powers, Ramiro Prudencio, Lynne Railsback, Dick Rauh, Jeanne Reiner, Betsy Rogers-Knox, Olga Ryabtsova, Lizzie Sanders, Constance Scanlon, Mitsuko Schultz, Liz Shippam, Myra Sourkes, Anna Suprunenko, Keiko Nibu Tarver, Melissa Toberer, Susan Tomlinson, Julia Trickey, Faye Van Wert, Jeannetta vanRaalte, Yuan Yuan Wang, Catherine Watters, Carol Woodin, Natalia Zueva

Left to Right: Faye Van Wert, Chinese Astilbe, Astilbe chinensis 'Visions', 2018, watercolor and sepia on paper; Mitsuko Schultz, Hibiscus, Hibiscus ‘Mandarin Wind’, 2018, watercolor on paper; Jamie Jungmin Kim, Fruits of Hibiscus, Hibiscus sabdariffa, 2018, watercolor on paper; Deborah Keyser Dion, Black Magic Dahlia, Dahlia ‘Black Magic’, 2017, watercolor on paper; Wendy Hollender, Cannonball, Couroupita guianensis, 2018, colored pencil, watercolor on paper. All works courtesy of the artists. Photo: Stefan Hagen.

Mitsuko Schultz, Hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, 2018, watercolor on paper, 13 ½ x 15 1/5 inches. Courtesy of the artist.


Lucy Martin, Valley Oak with Oak Galls and Lichen, Quercus lobata; Oak galls generated by wasps of the Cynipidae family; Teloschistes chrysophthalmus, Evernia prunastri, Usnea sp., Xanthoria parietina, Flavopunctelia flaventior, Flavoparmelia caperata, gouache on paper, 23 x 17 inches. Courtesy of the artist.


The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.